The Legg Mason is a staple event in the D.C. Summer sports schedule, but it will be getting some major facelifts, according to Liz Clarke of the Washington Post. The first and perhaps most prominent, is that the tournament will have a different title sponsor this year.
The key development driving the changes is a new title sponsor in Citigroup, which will replace Baltimore-based Legg Mason after an 18-year association with the hard-court classic.
The tournament will remain at Washington’s William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. But the venue will be expanded to include a new 2,500-seat show court and five new practice courts, with both projects targeted for completion by the start of this summer’s tournament July 28.
The tournament is one of the best sporting events in D.C. every year, and if the new sponsor group can bring some more excitement and notoriety to the event, it could be an exciting change.
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